Grateful Dead Live at Richmond Coliseum on 1985-11-01
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Subject: Not perfect but WOW
5 * for epic energy and twisted songlist.
Also really love 11/10/85 from that tour. 2nd set pre drumz is epic!
Subject: 30 Years Ago Tonight (It's still 11/1/15 here)
Subject: High Time in Richmond
Subject: Still gets me
While I am partial to shows from 81 to 85, this is still the one that "gets me".
The first set is very good. You can hear Bob noodle on "Spoonful" before deciding on "Rooster". "Stagger Lee" is solid and "Jack Straw" is a nice surpise to close the set (I know "Don't Ease").
But the second set is incredible. "Samson" gets things off to romping start. "High Time" is a gem, a surprise, and this one is one of my all time favs. "He's Gone" really and truly seems like it will be the end of the pre-Drums song selection. It's easy to say now that you can "sense" the upcoming "Spoonful". But listening to the tapes for the first time (and I'm sure for those who attended) it raises gooseflesh on your neck. "Comes a Time" is Jerry pouring out his heart. And who could ever have guessed "Lost Sailor" was still in the boys.
"St. of Circumstance" seems like the obvious choose out of space...but again, at the time - it could have been something different.
"She Belongs To Me" is beautiful. And we can forgive Bob for pulling out his rock star finest performance of what has to be the boys best version of "Gloria". (I know they played it again - but I could not tell you when).
Again - if I had to pick 3 shows from '85 this would be one. The other 2? Hmmm....have to think about that one!
Enjoy - God bless.
Subject: 27 years ago today
Subject: Who needs Dicks Picks...?
Subject: All Jerry, All the Time
Bobby's Little Red Rooster seems littler than ever.
I'm dinging this show for the slop at the end of Comes a Time which is just unforgivable, in spite of the heroic "rescue" of the chord changes at the last minute.
Subject: Great Story...
Subject: Dancin' in the Streets!!! ???
Now, whenever I hear Jerry playing "Dancin' in the Streets", that aweful burning sensation comes rushing right back to my mind! I loved that show, by far the best I had ever been to, but I can not ever listen to that song anymore!
One other fine moment was Bobby's "Gloria". The best show I ever heard and a night to remember! I sure hope I don't have a child I don't know about! Either way, if I had it to do over, I would not change a thing! The Best Show! Well, at least for me....
Subject: the past
Subject: Hail Oade and His Recording Effort
Subject: at the hotel
Subject: Best show of 1985
Now, to the Toolbox down below who wants to justify his gate crashing because HE had a great time (and it's all about HIM, of course): Thanks, nitwit! Because of you and your kind, plate glass doors were shattered, people were injured, the cops cracked down like crazy and the city of Richmond banned the Dead from ever returning...the whole scene would have been so much better off without you.
Subject: Problem with zipped folder
Subject: Great Show..but
Subject: Wow-- wish I'd seen these kinds of shows
Subject: Hurricane in Richmond
The next night were were in Richmond for a pair of shows.. The weather was cold and rainy Hurricane Gloria was in town, I did not have a ticket, not an unusual thing in those days. I circled the coliseum and the parking lots a for a few hours with NO LUCK, I couldn't believe it, no ticket after all the years I've been in the briar patch of the Grateful Dead, and was I going to be shut out of a show, this has NEVER happend to me, and Never did happen!! As I was looking for a ticket a real cute little brunete was also looking, so I started chatting her up, if nothing else maybe we could find a place to stay warm together hehehe.. Well, anotehr hour goes by and still no ticket and now it was show time, everyone was heading in, the parking lot was empting out, the lines to get in were almost gone and I was still outside!! Walking around the perimeter of the coliseum with this cute little girl gave me some hope of having someting fun to do if i didn't get in, then all of a sudden I heard all this commotion and and notcied a group of about 15 heads charging through this open door, so I ran towards the door without thinking, and ran across this gate that was down on the ground and boom I was in, I was officially a gate crasher.. I knew it was wrong, but this was a charge of necessity..oh well, never did it again..And I'm GLAD I did it That night!!I was in and just as I got in, the cops on horses had moved in and pinched off the rush. Once inside I was looking through the glass to the outside, and I saw my litte brunette waving in to me.. She didn't make it.. poor thing I thought, what a bummer, we waved to each other, smiled and I never saw her again.. So I pulled off my sweater and happily danced down to the floor. They were into Dancin' when I got in. I was rather settled just in time for C,R& S!! Got high and hooked up with my friends...
The 2nd set of this show will always stand out as one of my Favorites from this year and maybe in my top 5 favorite shows I attened.. 9-6-80 being #1...
By the time High Time started, the blotter was working rather nicely, to think just a few hours ealier I wasn't sure if I was seeing this show.... Comes a Time was hiting me like a brick wall, walking all morning, walking all night, and I taste the rain", just where I was a little while ago.... Listen to Jerry's solo near the end of the song, the music seems to have this ability to twist around backwards, inside out and almost seem to stall, but then like magic, the whole band just falls back toegther and Jerry's Solo continues!!!
Lost Sailor drifting off into drums/space was weird, everyone waiting for those Romping opening notes of Saint... Then after the drums zoom right into Saint!! Then She Belongs To Me, Jerry again just creating some magic, signing from his heart on thisone, and then the end of the set Gloria!!, Well if you haven't heard this Gloria you should, need too, must!!
After this show it was another confirmation as to why I spent so much time and money going to see this band!!
This AUD recording is great, i love hearing the Aud energy during Gloria!! This is avail on DicksPicks but, the huge Aud sound works for me on this one!!
I don't know who the OADES guys are, but man their recordings are GREAT!! A big huge THANK YOU to them for all their GREAT WORK!!! Thank you!!
Subject: many "bests"
Subject: corrupted SHN file?
(I have to choose a Star Rating to post this... So I'll give it an average rating, then come back and change it once I've actually heard the show.)
Nice, but it ain't no '82.
Subject: One of the finest
Subject: Stellar show, best on the tour
Subject: good show
Subject: interesting recording
Subject: Greatful Show
Subject: The best of 85
The show is obviously great from front to back and it's legacy as one of the greatest shows from the 80s isn't just hype. I believe many in attendance thought that Drums would be coming after the He's Gone. Then we got a Spoonful. Cool, but here comes the drums. Nope. Comes A Time instead and WOW! what a Comes A Time it was. Yes, Jerry dropped a whole pallett of bricks during the ending, but his recovery was nothing short of remarkable. Okay, here comes the drums. Nope, Lost Sailor. I believe it's the best Lost Sailor the band ever did. The fact that the band did 3 songs after He's Gone was a real surprise to me.
When I heard 11/1/85 was going to be a Dick's Pick, I was so psyched! My audience cassettes are GREAT sounding, but they were also 17 years old when the DP announcement was made. I get the copy of Dicks Picks and wow, what a huge let down. I never realized my audience cassettes would be a more enjoyable recording to listen to.
Now along comes Archive.org, offering up these incredible copies. I will take GREAT PRIDE in promptly removing the Dicks Picks copies from their CD case and replace them with these audience copies. Sorry Dick, nice cover art and all, but this audience copy is better than the sterile, dry soundboard. I won't throw out the DP copies, but I doubt I'll ever listen to them again after hearing this source.
Subject: Jerry's show!!
Subject: High Time solo
Subject: some comments
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